Ego and the Absolute Strap Hack...
Hello to you all,
I thought I would share a simple modification I made to the Ego Bag. As a police officer, I find that this particular bag is handy and with the flatter profile it rides well carrying over the shoulder. However, I do not like the attachment point for the Absolute Strap because you have to thread the strap through the plastic buckle, and you lose the use of the swivel hooks. There are many occasions where I might pick the bag up and find the strap is twisted and then I have to go through that whole dance in order to make it straight again. Irritating.
I was a parachute rigger in the Marine Corps, so I still have a big bag full of all sorts of nylon straps, buckles and what have you so it was a simple matter to use a couple of welded rings and a few inches of strapping and voilà, problem solved... For comparison, here is the modified Ego next to my Navy Large Café Bag with its original strap attachment. I will dig around and try to find something in black, but I thought the contrast would be better for this photograph.